The school day begins at 9am. Students are welcomed to the classrooms and follow a morning routine that includes going through the schedule for the day ahead. This is an opportunity for the students to settle, prepare themselves for their busy day and become ready to learn.
Once a week there is an assembly which is an opportunity for each class once a term to share and celebrate the excellent work done.
We consider each student’s individual interests and provide opportunities to nurture these. Students receive a highly individualised program which may include Speech and Language therapy, Dance and Movement Therapy, sensory programmes, yoga, karate and trampolining…to name but a few.
Key Stage 3 is for children aged between 11 and 14. The children are taught in small class groups of no more than nine children, and are supported by a teacher and up to three learning support assistants.
Students then make the transition to Key Stage 4 (14-16 years old). During this key stage there is a greater emphasis on following a range of accredited courses including ASDAN, Entry Level English, Maths and Science.
In Key Stage 5 (16-19 years old) students continue to follow a range of accredited courses and also undertake work experience in the School House Café, where they learn employability skills. During this time we will also work with students, parents and carers in working out a plan for life after Spa.